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An updated Steam Client is out, should be more responsive when downloading

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Valve have now rolled out the latest stable update to the Steam Client which includes some nice fixes and improvements.

One issue I certainly noticed, since I am downloading games pretty much all the time is how often the Steam Client became unresponsive while downloading. Valve have improved this in the latest build, which is great.

Additionally, they fixed an issue where sometimes the recently played games list was truncated to 5 items, a rare crash was fixed where getting a local network address failed on a local network connection and a fix for when you're trying to buy or sell items in the overlay which might result in an empty browser window when Family View was active.

For Steam Input, they've added support for the PDP Faceoff Wired Pro Controller, the PowerA wired/wireless GameCube Style controllers and PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller.

Also, the Steam community header is now hidden when in Big Picture chat. Full details available here.

Hopefully sometime later this year we might finally see the modern Steam client Valve have talked about (and leaked) a few times.

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MaxPower 9 January 2019 at 11:44 am UTC
Quotethey fixed an issue where sometimes the recently played games list was truncated to 5 items

I did not realized that was a bug and always wondered why on earth they display only the 5 most recent. Good
Eike 9 January 2019 at 2:13 pm UTC
MaxPower
Quotethey fixed an issue where sometimes the recently played games list was truncated to 5 items

I did not realized that was a bug and always wondered why on earth they display only the 5 most recent. Good

Browser is showing six for me? Is that the bug: One missing?!?
Hori 9 January 2019 at 3:29 pm UTC
I want them to fix the bug where Proton games have 0kb updates scheduled (but not autostarted) every time I open the client
Dunc 9 January 2019 at 3:37 pm UTC
I haven't noticed unresponsiveness during downloads, but it definitely freezes up when starting and finishing them. Good to see Valve are on it.

HoriI want them to fix the bug where Proton games have 0kb updates scheduled (but not autostarted) every time I open the client
Since that started, all my updates seem to have been scheduled about 6-9 hours ahead. It's become my habit to go straight to the downloads page every time I start Steam. But yes, the 0kb Proton ones are the most annoying.
bird_or_cage 9 January 2019 at 3:51 pm UTC
HoriI want them to fix the bug where Proton games have 0kb updates scheduled (but not autostarted) every time I open the client
It was worse before, I had every Proton game get 0b update everyday, now only officially whitelisted games get them, and not all of them, and a couple of native games sometimes, too.
The bug is open, and got lots of attention, so they probably will fix it.
Xpander 9 January 2019 at 4:10 pm UTC
I have this 0 bytes bug on many native games also, which is super odd. Other than that its been pretty solid for me. I'm kinda scared about the new interface though as if they go with todays trends, everything will be big and hidden behind more clicks (less info on the screen at the same time). Hope im wrong though and please freaking bring the interface scaling slider into the client.
ThePierrasse 9 January 2019 at 4:39 pm UTC
Is it me or did they just fix a long-standing issue with the client window that never remained properly maximized? (at least on Unity)

Edit: Nope it was just me being special, it's still there :/


Last edited by ThePierrasse at 9 January 2019 at 8:46 pm UTC
Leeo97one 9 January 2019 at 4:59 pm UTC
This sounds great, but the issue with the "Configuration Support" for controllers is still a bit annoying, makes the feature itself useless and some controllers like the Nintendo Switch Pro unusable.
donbastiano 9 January 2019 at 5:31 pm UTC
@ThePierrasse: lucky you, I still have it
slaapliedje 9 January 2019 at 6:04 pm UTC
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ThePierrasseIs it me or did they just fix a long-standing issue with the client window that never remained properly maximized? (at least on Unity)
The problem I usually have is that after exiting a game, the Big Picture Mode window is minimized (on Gnome-Shell). Would be nice if they fixed that.
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